Category: Tableau Hacks

To Jitter or Not to Jitter

In week 31 of the #MakeoverMonday challenge hosted by Zen masters Andy Kriebel and Eva Murray on the Big Mac index, I built a visualization that made use of a jitter plot to show the purchasing power parity among nations. I decided on a circle view to display this type of data so it will …

How to build small multiple gauge chart in Tableau

In my previous blog post, I did a walkthrough of my data prep process for the Iron Viz competition. In this post, I will dive into the steps I took to build the small multiple gauge chart. As I mentioned in my previous post, I tweaked Ken Flerlage’s version of this chart to be able …

Dynamically Group “Long Tail” Data in Tableau

Recently I received a request on what to do with a “long tail” of data in Tableau.  For example, show me the top 5 or top 10 or top 20 and then group all the remaining small values into one category called “Other.”   A group in Tableau can easily be created to accomplish this but …